My husband is away on service, / And I know not when he will return. / Where is he now ? / The fowls roost in [...] Cf. Shijing 66
The stable being burned down, when he was at court, on his return he said, "Has any man been hurt?" He did not ask [...] Cf. Lunyu 257
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
Learning consists in adding to one's stock day by day; / The practice of Tao consists in “subtracting day by day, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 48
You are gone. The river is high at my door. / Cicadas are mute on dew-laden boughs. / This is a moment when [...] Cf. Tangshi 159
Sun Tzu said: The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question [...] Cf. Sunzi 58
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Why read Confucius, Lao-tse or the Book of Changes? Well, these Chinese classics have had a major influence on the oldest civilization still in existence on the face of this planet; that should be enough. If not, please consider that China, mostly as a distant mirror where hopes and fears are reflected, has exercised a profound impact on the thinking patterns of Western civilisations, and will. This article in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy explains things better.
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